Specialty Shopping in Havana (Self Guided), Havana

Shopping in Havana will leave you not only with unique and beautiful memorabilia, but it will also let you walk in the shoes of Cubans themselves. Stroll the narrow streets of Havana and see all that the city has to offer. Choose from a variety of unique objects representing the culture of the city and its history. Below, you can see how to visit the best of the shopping spots of Havana.
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Specialty Shopping in Havana Map

Guide Name: Specialty Shopping in Havana
Guide Location: Cuba » Havana (See other walking tours in Havana)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Author: kane
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Taller de Serigrafia Rene Portocarrero
  • Estudio Galeria Los Oficios
  • Galeria de Carmen Montilla
  • Habana 1791
  • Feria de la Artesania
  • Palacio de la Artesania
  • Taller Experimental de Grafica
  • Galeria Manos
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Taller de Serigrafia Rene Portocarrero

1) Taller de Serigrafia Rene Portocarrero

Taller de Serigrafía René Portocarrero favors young artists from Cuba and gives them the opportunity to get their work exposed to the public. Here, you can find many prints and paintings. Prices vary from 30 to 150 pesos. An important feature of the gallery is that you can watch the paintings being created in front of your eyes.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.
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Estudio Galeria Los Oficios

2) Estudio Galeria Los Oficios

Come and visit the Estudio Galería Los Oficios and witness Nelson Domínguez creating. You can buy some of his canvases and see most of the artist's works right here, at this studio gallery. Located in the old part of the city, it is entirely in the spirit of Old Habana and is a key stop for those wanting to experience the artistic site of the city.
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Galeria de Carmen Montilla

3) Galeria de Carmen Montilla

Galería de Carmen Montilla is a gallery that occupies three floors of the former house of Carmen Montilla. The gallery was named after the famous artist that lived here, but who passed away a few years ago. Now, her home is the best place to see, appreciate, and buy her art.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm; Sunday: 9 am - 1 pm.
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Habana 1791

4) Habana 1791

Habana 1791 is the best place to buy a perfume if you're searching for uniqueness and fine quality. The ones produced here are made from exotic tropical plants, grown only on the island. Another rare opportunity is to actually see the perfumes being made in the small laboratory in the back of the store.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm; Sunday-closed.
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Feria de la Artesania

5) Feria de la Artesania

Located between the harbor and the cathedral, the Feria de la Artesanía is regarded as the most visited market for handicrafts in Havana. The main focus is the souvenirs and you can get everything from woodwork to leather, from Che Guevara-related items to guayaberas. At some of the shops you can try your bargaining skills as well.

Opening hours: Thursday - Tuesday 10.30 am
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Palacio de la Artesania

6) Palacio de la Artesania

Palacio de la Artesanía is the area with the highest concentration of antique and specialty shops in Havana. Tourists can choose from a huge variety and at good prices. Clothing, jewelry, crafts, souvenirs, musical instruments, and of course cigars - everything is displayed right in front of your eyes and all you have to do is make the choice of what you want to buy.

Operation hours: 10 am - 7 pm.
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Taller Experimental de Grafica

7) Taller Experimental de Grafica

As stated in the name of the gallery, here you can find some unorthodox and bolder works than in the rest of the galleries in Havana. Taller Experimental de Gráfica is regarded as one of the most esoteric and eclectic galleries to buy from. Engravings and prints are priced between 15 and 800 pesos.

Operation hours: Monday- Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm.
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Galeria Manos

8) Galeria Manos

Different handmade souvenirs, such as dolls and masks, vividly express the Afro-Cuban culture which has been in Havana for centuries. Most of the art sold here is made by local people, and not professional artists.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.

Walking Tours in Havana, Cuba

Create Your Own Walk in Havana

Create Your Own Walk in Havana

Creating your own self-guided walk in Havana is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Architectural Walk

Architectural Walk

Havana, once a major sea power in the Caribbean, still retains an aura of royalty and splendor. Take this walk and explore the architectural landmarks of the city and see mixtures of all the styles that have dominated major civilizations in the past several hundred years.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Havana City Center Walk

Havana City Center Walk

The city of Havana was founded in 1511. Today, Havana is the capital of Cuba and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Havana is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean region. Almost perfect weather conditions makes it a great spot for taking a vacation. This walking tour will help you explore the center of Havana.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Nightlife in Eastern "La Habana"

Nightlife in Eastern "La Habana"

Havana is one of the capitals of nightlife in the Caribbean. Coming to Havana and taking a tour of its bars and nightclubs is a must. If you want to understand the city, you have to feel the heat of its night. Take this tour and experience some of the best places to spend a wonderful night out.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Museums of Havana

Museums of Havana

Havana has a rich history and was once the Spanish center of power in the Caribbean and South America. Later, it became the center of art, architecture and military power in the region. The museums in Havana can show you much of the city's history.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Christian Churches of Havana

Christian Churches of Havana

Discovered and conquered by the Spaniards, Havana has turned into a major religious center of Catholicism in the Caribbean. Although a communist regime is in power at the moment, many of the churches, cathedrals, and other religious buildings are preserved and still give a glimpse of the religious heritage of Havana.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Cuban Freedom Fighters & Battles

Cuban Freedom Fighters & Battles

Since it was discovered by Spain, the Island remained under its rule until the late 19th-early 20th century. During that period, it saw a series of wars, revolutions, and coup d'etats. On this tour you will see the key places in Havana related to those events, as well as monuments to the key people who made them happen.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles

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